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Coping with COVID-19 Diagnosis at Home

February 3, 2021

People have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and there’s a small glimmer of hope on the horizon about eventually making coronavirus pandemic a thing of the past.  Despite this forward progress, there is and will continue to be a high infection rate for a while. And while a percentage of the population requires hospitalization, most COVID-19 cases are treated at home. But how? Thien Nguyen,...

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race When Starting a New Exercise Program

January 28, 2021

When starting an exercise program, our natural desire is to see results and see them quickly, especially if we’re trying to lose excess weight. We may lose patience with ourselves and, as a result, overdo it. “If you’re not in shape but aspire to achieve any fitness goal, whether that’s to lose weight or run a marathon, it will be important to build up your strength and endurance over time gradual...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Names New Chief Financial Officer

December 15, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that Stanley Adams, MBA, has been named chief financial officer. In this role, Adams will oversee the organization's economic health, manage cash flow, and evaluate the hospital's overall financial performance.   "As we continue to strive towards becoming a center of excellence, our team is pleased to bring Stan on board as a chief financial officer," said...

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Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2020

The holidays are a time for festivities and joy – now more than ever – and food always seems to be the one thing that brings everyone together. Whether your plans have changed this holiday season and you are spending more time at home, or you decide to attend a safe, family gathering, following the tips below can help you maintain healthy eating habits during the holidays: Eat regularly. Eating le...

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Matthew's Hope: Paving a Way Forward

November 12, 2020

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, Matthew’s Hope offers an inpatient detox program at the Center for Behavioral Health at St. Joseph Medical Center. The program takes a three-tier approach to healing the mind, body, and spirit from the ravages of substance abuse and helps a person get back on the road to recovery.  The founder of Matthew’s Hope, Larry Wedekind, is a successful po...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Appoints New Chief Medical Officer, Stephen Nesbit, DO, MBA

November 9, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that Stephen Nesbit, DO, MBA, has been appointed as chief medical officer. In this role, Nesbit will oversee quality, patient safety and service and serve as the liaison between the medical and administration.  He will also be responsible for leading the graduate medical education programs.  “We look forward to Dr. Nesbit’s contributions in the critical ro...

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Managing Flu Season During the Coronavirus Pandemic

November 6, 2020

Flu season is officially upon us, and so is the coronavirus. New to the Midtown Medical Group, but no stranger to treating patients for the seasonal flu with 35 years of experience, David Soo, MD, says because both conditions present similarly at the onset, it may be difficult for someone to tell the difference without receiving a test. “It will be imperative for the medical community to provide b...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Announces 3rd Quarter DAISY Award Winner for Compassion in Nursing

November 2, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that NICU nurse Tiffany Tran, RN was the recipient of the 3rd Quarter DAISY Award, celebrating the skillful and compassionate care she provides to patients daily.  Tran received the distinction for recently going above and beyond for a new mother who was in isolation. She constructed a personalized card with the baby’s footprint and included a positive mes...

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Coping with Holiday Depression and Pandemic Fatigue

October 29, 2020

For many people, the holiday season is anything but happy. Instead, it can be a time filled with grief, loneliness, and stress. This year, those feelings of depression may be more prevalent due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the lack of family gatherings, events or even eating out at a restaurant, it is easy to feel very isolated. That coupled with loss of loved ones or a job due to coronavirus...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

October 26, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for the third year in a row. This distinction places St. Joseph Medical Center in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers,...

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Newest Members of Physician Practice Share Common Passion

October 26, 2020

Stacey Wells, MD, who recently joined the Medical Associates of Houston, saw firsthand the effects of a poor diet when her grandfather suffered a significant stroke during her first year in medical school. He was on a fat-based diet and, as a result, developed high blood pressure, had high cholesterol, and was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. This chronic condition affects how your body metabolize...

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October 19, 2020

The terms "sudden cardiac arrest" (SCA) and "heart attack" can be easily confused; however, the two conditions are vastly different.  October is the month set aside to educate the public on SCA, what causes it, and how it can be prevented. According to the American Heart Association, SCA is a leading cause of death in the United States and kills more than 350,000 people annually. It is described a...

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween During a Pandemic

October 16, 2020

The fall season is officially here, which means Halloween is right around the corner. For many, it’s a favorite pastime and one that will indeed look different this year as a result of COVID-19.  “Many of the traditional Halloween activities we are accustomed to will need to be re-evaluated because of the pandemic,” said David Soo, MD, primary care physician at St. Joseph Medical Center. “But this...

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Steward Health Care Encourages Communities to Help Protect Against Seasonal Influenza by Getting a Flu Shot

October 1, 2020

During the continued COVID-19 pandemic, protecting yourself and your loved ones from the seasonal flu will be more important than ever. With the health and safety of our communities as our top priority, Steward Health Care is encouraging all residents who are eligible to receive a flu vaccination this fall. “Given the uncertainty of COVID-19 this fall, we want to encourage our communities to take ...

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Nurse Navigation Program Launches for Breast Cancer Patients

October 1, 2020

Learning you have breast cancer can be overwhelming at best with all the many twists and turns a treatment plan can take. To help ease the stress and anxieties such a diagnosis can bring, St. Joseph Medical Center has launched a Breast Navigation Program to centralize and manage care for breast cancer patients. “We know from research that early detection, diagnosis, and swift intervention are the ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Champions City of Houston’s COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative

October 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 – St. Joseph Medical Center announced earlier this week its support of the City of Houston’s newest program to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Officially launching today, “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health Education and Support Services,” (HESS) will include a mental health helpline to help individuals cope with the mental and emotional stressors associated with COVID-19. “Our Cen...

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Steward Medical Group Now Offering COVID-19 Virus Antibody Testing

May 20, 2020

Blood test will identify if an individual has had a past COVID-19 infection (WATERTOWN, MA- May 21st, 2020) – For individuals wondering if they had the COVID-19 virus but did not know it at the time, the answer to that question is a simple blood test away. Steward Medical Group primary care offices, in partnership with onsite laboratories, are now offering antibody tests that can determine if a pe...

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Fear of COVID-19 Keeping Stroke and Heart Attack Patients from Seeking Care

April 20, 2020

HOUSTON (April 14, 2020) – Due to the widespread threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) many patients who need life-saving care are not seeking the help they need when every minute counts. If you are experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attack, you are encouraged to call 911 or have someone bring you to the nearest emergency room. “At St. Joseph Medical Center, we are taking every precaution to ...

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Steward Medical Group Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020

Virtual Visits Designed to Mitigate the Spread of the Disease, Ease Concerns of Going to the Doctor’s Office

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Steward Medical Group is offering telehealth video visits in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 26, 2020

Steward Medical Group is offering telehealth video visits in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Patents can continue to receive the medical care they need without going to the doctor’s office. All you need is a smartphone, desktop, or laptop equipped with a web camera. Call your doctor’s office today if you need an appointment.  Telehealth appointments are available for primary care and inter...